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Who needs a License?

About twenty years ago I started to go through the soccer education process by taking the old youth coaching course in Halifax. The course was instructed by Mike Hudson with a guest appearance by Steven Hart and was the bait that got me hooked on my coaching journey. Since that time I have been eager

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Time for HPL

Last weekend I drove down to Calgary to get in an afternoon and early evening of player scouting at the Alberta Tier I Provincials. This day for me provided an example of what could be right, and a glaring condemnation of what is currently wrong.   In my short afternoon, I was able to witness

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2014/15 Academy Season

With the fourth year of the FC Edmonton Academy program just ending, I thought it would be a good time to reminisce about our year and the growth of our program. It is always a bittersweet experience when an Academy season comes to an end.  There is of course the excitement of planning out a

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Coaching in Canada

When I think of my past experiences in the game, I recall the amount of work and determination that I put into seeking out coaching development opportunities.  Like so many in Canada, most of early days were spent playing at a competitive, but not professional level.  I went through the youth system in Toronto, playing

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Welcome to Growing the Game.

The intent of this website is to provide an environment that will continue our work with the Coaches Roundtable.  I am hoping that this site can become a place for coaches who are interested in both coaching and player development to meet and learn from one another. As the site grows, I hope to populate the

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